Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An extra chromosome does not define people with Down syndrome: Love this video

Students at James Clemens High School in Madison, Alabama, created the video below in honor of the state's Down Syndrome Day; it's also National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Their video has great messages: that people with Down syndrome are, in many ways, just like people who don't have DS. And that being born with one extra chromosome does not define people with Down syndrome.

They're both messages that apply to all kinds of disabilities. 

Tight muscles and motor skill challenges do not define kids or adults with cerebral palsy.
Socialization or sensory differences do not define those with autism.
Being unable to hear does not define someone who is deaf.
Being unable to see does not define someone who is blind.
A missing limb does not define limb-different people.
Challenges with reading or learning do not define people with learning disabilities.

Our children are so much more than their special needs, and videos like this elevate them all. Props, James Clemens students.


  1. We're more alike than different. If only people took the time to realize this.

  2. Love this video! Cerebral Palsy doesn't define me either I think of CP like I do my eye color or hair color it's an ever present part of me but it does not define me.


Thanks for sharing!

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